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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203201
Last updated: 15 May 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Monroe Aviation School Of Flight
Registration: N4491R
C/n / msn: 17263233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Custer Airport (KTTF), Monroe, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Monroe, MI (TTF)
Destination airport:Monroe, MI (TTF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor reported that the student pilot began to flare for a touch-and-go landing when a wind gust yawed the airplane to the left. He added that the wind “dropped out,” and the airplane landed hard with the nose low, which resulted in the nose landing gear collapsing.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.
The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 140° at 6 knots. The flight instructor reported that the wind was variable at 10 knots, gusting to 20 knots. The airplane landed on runway 21.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s improper yaw control during the landing flare and the flight instructor’s failure to take remedial action, which resulted in a hard landing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

22-Dec-2017 06:06 Geno Added
22-Dec-2017 22:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
02-Apr-2018 07:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Apr-2018 07:45 harro Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo, ]

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